15 U.S. History Tutorials

These U.S. History tutorials are written by experienced educators, all of whom also offer private tutoring lessons. Get the U.S. History help you need, whether through these tutorials or through private tutoring lessons.

Homestead Act of 1862

The Great Plains had vast potential to do farming and to bring development for settlers to take the land for themselves to essentially take away the land from the Native Americans.

FDR’s Court-Packing Plan

During FDR’s first term, the Supreme Court had ruled certain aspects of the New Deal to be unconstitutional like the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 as well as 1935 and the National Industrial Recovery Act. After FDR’s landslide victory in the 1936 election, he proposed legislation to address the Supreme Court’s decision on the New…

Progressive Era

Even though Theodore Roosevelt was the “trustbuster”, his two successors, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson had dealt with the same issue of trusts and monopolies.

AP US History

Some presidents have scandals on them that can tarnish the presidency in more ways than one.

Sports Figures in American History: LeBron’s Social Legacy

This article looks at history in the making as Lebron James confronts social injustice and inequality in America.

The Power of Pressure Groups: Spotlight on the National Rifle Association

A “pressure group” is an organization with a special interest or agenda that actively seeks to influence government policy or legislation. A pressure group is usually non-profit and achieves its legislative objectives through lobbying Congress, staging protests, or organizing boycotts.

The History of Jazz Music

Jazz music is regarded as America’s only original art form. Other fine and performing art forms such as painting, sculpture, and ballet have their roots in Europe. Jazz is a blend of ragtime, blues and classical music.

Historiography (The Study of How People Study History)

Historiography is the study of the study of history. In a clearer sense, it is the study of how people study history. Throughout the study of history, there are factors which can affect the reliability of that source. As is said, to the history goes the victors. As such, most of the ‘mainstream’ history is…

The Presbyterian Church: Architect of the Anti-Slavery Movement

18th Century American Presbyterians were Protestant, Anglo-Saxon American settlers who lived by the religious creed: “If a slave has taken refuge with you, do not hand them over to their master” (Deuteronomy 23:15).

White Americans who Fought for Civil Rights

African-Americans occupy a special place in the history of our great nation. Much of that history is focused on the Civil Rights Movement. This tutorial identifies pivotal roles played by White Americans during the Civil Rights Era.